Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Ilocos (Bayani) led the protest-action against Pres. Benigno Aquino's 5th SONA on July 28 at Plaza Burgos, Vigan City. The group slammed Aquino's inaction on the real issues of the people while promoting and advancing anti-people programs and policies which includes EDCA, Oplan Bayanihan, privatization of schools and neo-liberalization among others.
Just as the president was delivering his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) in the House of Representatives on Monday July 28, members of different organizations in various parts of the country trooped to the streets to voice out their discontent and disappointment over Aquino’s failure to fulfill his promise to walk the “daang matuwid”.
STUDENTS DAY. Highschool and college students from various schools gathered together for a solidarity march to fight for the right to education in celebration of the 2nd Baguio Students' Day. The students marched from post office down to Session Road and held a program at Malcolm Square, September 26.
Nagsimulang magtanim ng munggo, saging at sari-saring gulay ang mga magsasakang kasapi ng Sta. Cruz Farmers Association-DAGAMI-KMP sa halos walong ektaryang dating tubuhan na binawi ng mga magsasaka sa Ecofuel Land Development Inc.-Green Future Innovations.
Indigenous peoples (IP) from the north and south converge at Mendiola Bridge to raise common issues like militarization, extra-judicial killings, land grabbing, non-recognition of IP rights, etc.. November 18, 2015.
People’s organizations form north Luzon join other groups from Visayas and Mindanao in a protest action against imperialist globalization as embodied by the APEC meeting in Metro Manila. November 19, 2015.
Indigenous peoples, peasants and activists trooped to the national headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Aguinaldo to condemn the role of the state forces killing people as guards for corporate greed
Six years after the infamous Maguindanao massacre, the masterminds and perpetrators remain unpunished. Today, NUJP Baguio-Benguet staged a short program condemning the PNoy administration's failure to bring justice to the victims and also for failing to address the issue of impunity.
UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS. Militant groups in the Cordillera staged a protest action on December 10 as the world commemorates International Human Rights Day to draw attention to the continuing human rights violations perpetrated against majority of the Filipino people and register their continuing fight for justice. The groups raised that government backed mining and energy projects continue to take over indigenous peoples’ territories and undermine their right to self-determination.
Senior citizens and progressive groups in Baguio City marched down Session Road and picketed the Social Security System office. They are demanding Congress to override the veto of Pres. Benigno Aquino III on the Php 2,000 increase in SSS pension.
Around 100 nurses, student nurses, and health workers participated in the Unity Walk for Meaningful Change today, July 3, 2016, in Baguio City. The Unity Walk for Meaningful Change was a concerted effort of Philippine Nurses Association CAR and Baguio Chapter, ADPCN and Alliance of Health Workers. The activity was a show of support for the Duterte's administration vow to end contractualization.
Students from the University of the Philippines-Baguio (UPB), University of the Cordilleras (UC) and Saint Louis University (SLU) walked-out of their classes to protest the yearly increase in tuition and other miscellaneous fees as well as the rising cost of education. This protest is part of the national coordinated action against neoliberalization of education. Photos by NOEL GODINEZ
Photos by MARC MENDIOLA
HEALTH FOR THE PEOPLE. Community Health Education Services Training in the Cordillera Region (Chestcore), Medical Outreach Missions Foundation, Inc (MOMFI), and Luke Foundation through Kakailyan Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (Kastan) in partnership with the Local Government of San Juan, Abra consulted atleast 420 residents of Baranggay Nangobongan, Culiong, and Abualan San Juan Abra during the Medical Mission last July 21-23,2016.
Indigenous peoples from Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Region and Tarlac picket the headquarters of the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Aquino in Tarlac. They are calling for the AFP to pullout their troops in the ancestral lands of the indigenous peoples.
Photos by RENDILYN CUYOP, RONALD GUSTILO, JEOFF LARUA and GLEN INGENTE
On October 13, more than 3,000 national minorities that include indigenous peoples and Moro from Luzon, Vizayas and Mindanao gathered at Morayta in Manila City and marched to Mendiola as part of their national caravan for self-determination and just peace.
Photos by Divine Loraine Peñaflor and Noel Godinez
Students, teachers, survivors and other groups and sectors in here participated in the nationwide demonstration of rage and condemnation for the underhanded burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, at Skyworld Session Road this November 25, 2016.
Photos by DIVINE LORAINE PEÑAFLOR and NOEL GODINEZ
FREE EDUCATION. Students from the different universities in Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet staged a protest action on February 23 to assert their right to free education for all.
Photos by CANDICE MANGILI and OLGA LAUZON
Kalinga folk, church people and other delegations to the Cordillera Day 2017 from all over the country and abroad opened a shrine in honor of Cordillera martyrs and heroes of the struggle against Ferdinand Marcos’ Chico River Mega-Dam project in Tinglayan town in Kalinga on April 23, 2017.
Photos by CANDICE MANGILI and OLGA LAUZON
Delegates of the Cordillera held a protest action at the camp of the 503rd Infantry Battalion Philippine Army last April 25, 2017 for the alleged human rights violations of the soldiers.
Photos by CANDICE MANGILI
NO TO TYRANNY. Over 300 Students and youth, women, indigenous people, workers, and urban poor marched from the different schools and converged along Session Road to air opinion and protest against the growing perception of a rising dictatorship.
Saanko a maikompara ti black burger ti Blaqk Street Bistro ta awan pay met ti sabali a naramanak a black burger. Ngem segun iti naramanak, naimas ti burger-da. Iti amin a naramanak a burger, daytoy laeng ti husto kaniak ti timpla ti patty-na, saan a naapgad.
Tobacco farmers criticize the National Tobacco Administration for its negligence to ensure the early resolution of the price deadlock during the Tripartite Conference in September 2019. They said the agency should be held accountable for the consistently low price of dried tobacco leaves.
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